The New Medicare Conditions
of Participation Workshop


From Knowledge and Understanding
to Actions and Compliance



PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Your home health agency is expected to be in compliance with the new CoPs effective January 13, 2018. There are no more delays, no grace period. You will be expected to have implemented action plans to be in compliance with Infection Control, Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement, Emergency Preparedness; and Patient Rights and other Conditions with multiple revised standards. This one-day interactive program has been totally revamped and is based on CMS' newly released "draft" Interpretive Guidelines, as well as the instructors' extensive mock survey experience and knowledge of previously published guidance to surveyors.

Through their consulting firm of McCoy & Connolly, Nancy McCoy and Mary Lou Connolly have assisted many home health agencies to achieve CoP compliance over the past fifteen years. In this seminar, they will focus on actions to take to ensure your home health agency meets all Expected Outcomes.

Source documents will be provided and reviewed at the workshop. This guidance will allow participants to further their education outside the class and arm them with the tools to research answers to questions that arise in their agencies.

Attendance is recommended for home health agency staff responsible for compliance, performance improvement, direct supervision, administration and ownership/Governing Body. The information covered is applicable to Medicare certified home health agencies.


LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
  • Cite 3 action items to take to achieve compliance with the QAPI CoP

  • Note two new components of the Patient Rights CoP

  • Identify two measures that will improve compliance with the Infection Control CoP


PRE-WORKSHOP REVIEW OF COPS

This workshop is intended to be interactive; therefore, we recommend a review of the draft version of the Interpretive Guidelines for Home Health CoPs here prior to the workshop. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) plans to release the final guidelines in December 2017.

Your pre-workshop efforts will greatly enhance your learning experience, and will allow for increased discussion and sharing regarding implementation measures.



REQUIRED RESOURCE

UPDATE TO REQUIRED RESOURCE:
Due to the delay in the release of the new home health Conditions of Participation by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), CAHSAH has been unable to update the Medicare CoP & Interpretive Guidelines resource in the CAHSAH Bookstore.

At this time it is NO LONGER REQUIRED to have the Medicare CoP & Interpretive Guidelines resource with you at the workshop.



PRE-ORDERS ARE STILL AVAILABLE
CAHSAH Members $120 | Non-Members $240

Pre-orders are still available for the updated edition of the Medicare CoPs & Interpretive Guidelines through the CAHSAH® Bookstore, however this resource will NOT be available for pick-up at the CoP workshop, due to the previously aforementioned delay in the release of the new CoPs. You can place your pre-order by calling 916-641-5795, ext. 113, or by entering the quantity you'd like to order to the payment section on your registration form.

Your pre-ordered resource will be shipped to you after the new home health CoPs have been released by CMS and the resource has been updated.



 

FACULTY

Mary Lou Connolly, RN, MS
Consultant
McCoy & Connolly Consulting, Inc.

Nancy McCoy, RN, MS

Consultant
McCoy & Connolly Consulting, Inc.

Mary Lou Connolly and Nancy McCoy were Administrator and Director of Clinical Services at UCSD Home Care for over 10 years. After the medical center closed the home care operation in 2002, Nancy and Mary Lou started McCoy & Connolly Consulting.

Their clients vary from small “Mom and Pop” agencies to multi-hospital systems with home health, academic medical center agencies and free standing community organizations. Their work consists of assisting agencies to: maintain regulatory compliance via mock surveys, operate more efficiently through the assessment of key agency processes, develop managers through education and mentoring, implement an effective patient care delivery model and develop and implement an acceptable Plan of Correction during and post survey.

Prior to their experience at UCSD Nancy and Mary Lou worked in a variety of health care settings including home health.




CANCELLATIONS

Cancellations are subject to 20% handling fee. There will be NO REFUNDS issued for cancellations received within 10 business days prior to program. Cancellations must be in writing. Refunds will not be made for no-shows. However, substitutions will be allowed. Should CAHSAH® cancel the program, a full registration fee refund will be issued.



CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION
& CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS (CEUs)

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider #CEP2463) for six and one half (6.5) contact hours of continuing education. You must be present for the entire workshop to earn Continuing Education Units. No partial credits can be given. Certificates are distributed at the close of the program.